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What'd ya get for Xmas

Xbox 360
3% (5 votes)
New computer
9% (17 votes)
New video card
3% (6 votes)
New harddrive
7% (13 votes)
New mobo & cpu
3% (5 votes)
Other computer components
9% (17 votes)
Computer books or software
5% (9 votes)
Not computer related
22% (39 votes)
New console games
3% (5 votes)
Cash
10% (18 votes)
Lump of coal
26% (46 votes)
Total votes: 180

Wow, for the first time ever...

...it wasn't directly computer related! I got a really nice GUESS Analog Watch with leather wrist band, 4 DVDs (Brings my DVD movie collection to a grand total of 12), a cute little Tiger soft toy that purrs when you squeeze its tummy (I named him Rodger) and I bought myself a new Mobile Phone (a.k.a Cell Phone).

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